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Virgin launches Branson guide to tax free savings

Virgin is launching a £5m educational campaign to extend public awareness of tax free savings products.

The campaign is being launched after recent surveys found that only one in five people know what an ISA is and over half the population admitted to finding PEPs and TESSAs confusing.

The campaign will involve poster, television and newspaper advertising promoting the 60-page booklet &#34Branson&#39s guide to Peps, TESSAs and ISAs&#34.

The guide is free and contains real-life case studies and money building tips.


Old Mutual set for off-shore merger

Old Mutual is reviewing its Isle of Man offshore business which could lead to its sale or merger into one of its other off-shore arms.The company is reviewing the structure of its off-shore companies following the closure of the Isle of Man life subsidiary to new business in September 1998.Old Mutual is also reviewing its […]

Pension and life premiums set to rise

Pension and life insurance premiums are set to rise after the Faculty & Institute of Actuaries revamped mortality figures to reflect longer lifespans.Mortality rates, updated for the first time in 16 years, show men aged 30 can look forward to living to age 79 years and 3 months, up from 76 years for a 30-year-old […]

To be and not to be – Multi asset investing with conviction

At Pictet Asset Management we believe active management of asset allocation is the most important generator of returns. What is not to be in our portfolio is just as important as what is to be because good performance is determined as much by the assets you avoid as by those you hold. The FP Pictet Multi Asset Portfolio managers are not wedded to any particular […]


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